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Grinnell College

1121 Park Street,
Grinnell, Iowa – 50112-1690 
Phone: 
(641)269-4000

ADMISSION

Percent Admitted

11%

Admissions Yield

43%

Applicants Total

10,513

Admissions Total

1,108

ENROLLMENT

Grinnell College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,748 and a student faculty ratio of 9:1.

Total entering students at the undergraduate level, fall 2021
488
Total Enrollment
1,748
Undergraduate Enrollment
1,748
Graduate Enrollment
0
Full-time Retention Rate, 2021
93
Student-to-faculty Ratio
9
Enrolled Total
471

FEES

The total tuition and fees for Grinnell College is $

  • Undergraduate Application Fee:
    $0
  • Total Tuition and Fees:
    $58,648
  • Total Tuition and Fees for In-State Students:
    $76,098
  • Total Tuition and Fees for Out of State Students:
    $76,098

ACT Requirements​

33%

Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT

30%

ACT Composite 25th Percentile

34%

ACT Composite 75th Percentile

SAT Requirements

Successful applicants to Grinnell College scored between a 1370 – 1530 on the SAT’s. The average SAT score is a 1450. Roughly 29% of applicants submitted SAT scores.

SAT Statistics
Percentiles
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT:
29%
SAT Reading and Writing 25th Percentile Score:
670
SAT Reading and Writing 75th Percentile Score:
750
SAT Math 25th Percentile Score:
700
SAT Math 75th Percentile Score:
780

Admissions Criteria

The Grinnell College evaluates applicants based on a variety of factors including secondary school GPA, secondary school rank, secondary school record, recommendations, and admission test scores. The following table illustrates the importance of each according to the Common Data Set (CDS).

Secondary school GPA
Recommended
Secondary school rank
Recommended
Secondary school record
Required
Recommendations
Required
Admission test scores
Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Required

Diversity Statistics: Race & Ethnicity

Diversity Statistics
%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are American Indian or Alaska Native
0%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Black or African American
4%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Hispanic/Latino
8%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are White
52%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Race/ethnicity unknown
5%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
8%

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

100% of students at Grinnell College are awarded financial aid with an average package of $35,821. Financial aid is based on the parental income and sometimes assets to determine the amount of eligible aid a student may receive.

100%

Percent of full-time first-time undergraduates awarded any financial aid

$35,821

Average amount of federal, state, local or institutional grant aid awarded

$37,423

Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid

Graduation Statistics

Grinnell College has an average graduation rate of 82% within 4 years and 87% within 6 years. At Grinnell College, 363 students earn a bachelors, 0 receive a master’s, and 0 receive their doctorate.

Roughly 20% of the student body are from foreign countries,7% in-state, and 72% out-of-state.
Generally speaking, colleges and universities accept more in-state applicants than out-of-state applicants. In-state applicants have a higher probability of acceptance, with admissions being the most competitive for foreign students.

Graduation Statistics
Percent of first-time undergraduates – in-state
7%
Percent of first-time undergraduates – out-of-state
72%
Percent of first-time undergraduates – foreign countries
20%
Number of students receiving a Bachelor’s degree
363
Number of students receiving a Master’s degree
0
Number of students receiving a Doctor’s degree
0
Graduation rate, total cohort
87
Graduation rate – Bachelor degree within 4 years, total
82
Graduation rate – Bachelor degree within 6 years, total
87